- Perform all duties of a Registered Nurse (under direct supervision)
- Inform patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances.
- Supervise or coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
- Maintain complete and detailed records of patients’ health care plans.
- Learn from an experienced nurse preceptor
- Administer medications, insert and remove urinary catheters, insert and remove nasogastric tubes, and take vital signs
- Take care of patients as well as family members
- Take patients to and from MRI and CT scans
- Document physical assessment, vital signs, and blood glucose levels
- Change dressings
- Responsible for admitting patients, assessing vitals, and collecting urine samples prior to surgery.
- Interviewed and assessed patients understanding of the procedure they were going to have.
- Provided patient education about what to expect when entering the operating room.
- Preparation of sterile field and documentation of supplies being used.
- Responsible for positioning and padding pressure points for each patient.
- Assisted the surgical team during the sterile gowning.
- Collected, documented, and delivered specimens.
- Assisted RN’s with dressing changes, tracheotomy care, chest tubes, arterial lines and neurological checks
- Performed thorough assessments on trauma/neurology patients, postpartum patients and newborns
- Utilized critical thinking skills when creating care plans
- Provided assistance with medication administration per physician order
- Collaborated with the entire care team to determine the most optimal plan of care for patients
- Educated patients and their families on necessary care prior to discharge
- Perform task like starting IVs, inserting urinary catheters, vital signs, oral care, daily bed baths or showers, providing complementary and alternative comfort measures, assisting the Registered Nurse.
- Assisting the RN in educating patients on topics such as meditation, stretching, exercise, nutrition, the healing process, breathing, and relaxation techniques.
- Consulting other disciplines to ensure proper care of the patient
- Utilizing standard precautions and infection control practices
- Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep current of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.